The Gelatin

Calculator / Converter

Calculation of Gelatin Mass

The gelatin mass corresponds to the weight of the gelatin once rehydrated. Considering that in most cases, the ratio is 1g of gelatin to 6g of water, the calculation is quite simple!

Enter the desired gelatin mass, then click on the “Calculate” button to determine the required amount of water and gelatin.

Masse gélatine

Conversion of Blooms

It may happen that a recipe calls for gelatin with a Bloom strength (unit that measures the gelling power of the gelatin) different from the one you have in your pantry. In this case, it is necessary to perform a conversion calculation to use the correct amount of gelatin.

Enter the amount of gelatin in grams required by your recipe and its Bloom strength. Then select the type of gelatin you have.

Gelatin weight
Its gelation coefficient

Blooms you own

Preparation of Gelatin Mixture

It is advisable to prepare gelatin in bulk so that you can use it for several recipes within 3 to 5 days. This improves the efficiency of your work process.
Step 1
Simply mix the water and gelatin powder in a bowl with a whisk or fork. Make sure the water is cold (preferably from the refrigerator). This ensures that you get the best possible quality and strength from your gelatin powder. Wait for 15 to 20 minutes and the liquid will gel. It becomes a granular, matte, almost yellowish and stable mass that you can easily pick up with a spoon.
Step 2
Slowly melt your stabilized gelatin mass in the microwave until the liquid reaches 40-45°C. Pour it onto the tray to reach about 2cm in height. If you are making a very small portion, use a plastic container. Then let it rest for about 15 to 20 minutes. When it sets for the second time, the mass will become firm and hard. You will no longer be able to pick it up with a spoon, but it should easily come out of the tray or plastic container in one piece. Place it on a cutting board and cut it into cubes of about 3cm. The cubes should look clean, slightly yellow, flexible and very firm (like gummy bears). You can hold and squeeze them, but they will keep their shape and bounce. Place these cubes in an airtight container, store them in the refrigerator and use them accordingly.
The gelatin mass can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days as long as it is in a tightly closed container with minimal air circulation to avoid contamination.